In the thirteenth installment of this year's "How I Got That Story" series, Nate Blakeslee talks about how he uncovered sexual abuse in Texas' youth prisons for the Texas Observer. The investigation ignited a firestorm that led to the arrests of two employees and the firing of top officials. Blakeslee says the key to his story was a document he was tipped off to and then was able to procure. "Reporters don't often run into documents like this one. In fact, a person can go a whole career without a case like this," he says. "This story was just waiting out there to be found. I can say if you find something like this, get it into print as soon as you can."

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